This book provides teachers and librarians a way to integrate art into the content area curriculum using the Monart Drawing method. Teachers and librarians do not need to have art training to use this method to teach students how to draw to express themselves.
Designed to teach the basics of drawing to children and adults, this interactive handbook contains work sheets and sample illustrations to help students develop their individual style, use color effectively, and create unified compositions
CHILD & DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. When children draw, what are they trying to convey? What do they see in their own work and what can we learn from it? Richard Jolley critiques the most recent studies conducted in the field, lending insight and perspective to art's roll in understanding child development. Addressing the traditional theories of drawing development, Jolley examines the key concepts of understanding and production, regarding pictures as representations, and relates this idea to children's concept of representation as a whole. Emphasizing the need to bring the study of children's drawings into mainstream child development studies, this text looks at the use of drawings in clinical settings, their noted benefits in therapeutic processes and examines their use as memory aids. Presenting up-to-date research, and pointing towards future topics of study, "Children and Pictures" is an edifying resource for parents, students, researchers, and educators in the field.
This practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with children by integrating drawing into therapy. The book enables therapists to address the multidimensional aspects of children's art without resorting to simplistic explanations. Approaching drawing as a springboard for communication and change, Malchiodi offers a wealth of guidelines for understanding the intricate messages embedded in children's drawings and in the art-making process itself. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing. Assimilating extensive research and clinical experience, the book includes over 100 examples of children's work.
Aimed at parents and caregivers, this book explores the meaning and value of drawing for youngsters, from toddlers aged two to preadolescents aged twelve. Informed by psychology and practical teaching with children, it guides readers through the progressive stages and characteristics of drawing development as children change mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and creatively. It offers tips to encourage children to express their ideas visually and recommends age-appropriate art materials, workspaces, and different media. It also gives suggestions for making a museum visit more meaningful—not to mention more fun—for both parents and kids. Packed with delightful examples of children’s art, Children Draw is an essential book for parents interested in their child’s art activities.
Creative form drawing helps children develop hand to eye co-ordination, spatial orientation, observation skills, attention, confident movement, drawing skills and the foundation skills for handwriting. Originally developed by Rudolf Steiner, creative form drawing is used widely in Steiner and Waldorf Schools to enable healthy child development and learning. Form drawing can also be used for helping transform learning difficulties. This books covers the why, what and how of creative form drawing, providing a comprehensive, practical resource for teachers of children aged 6 to 12 years.